Taxon  Report   2692    
Deschampsia elongata  (Hook.) Munro
Hairgrass,  Slender hairgrass
Deschampsia elongata
© 2009 Adonis (Don) Tate
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Deschampsia elongata
© 2008 Keir Morse
Deschampsia elongata
© 2013 Dana York
Deschampsia elongata, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Deschampsia elongata
© 2008 Keir Morse
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Deschampsia
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Aira elongata
More information about  Deschampsia elongata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).